[KS] Job Announcement: Program Director, Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley
Berkeley Center for Korean Studies
cks at berkeley.edu
Thu Dec 21 20:55:17 EST 2017
The Center for Korean Studies (CKS) at the University of California,
Berkeley seeks a Program Director for immediate hire.
Center for Korean Studies (CKS) is dedicated to the advancement of research
and teaching on Korea. Housed at the Institute of East Asian Studies
(IEAS), CKS programs include colloquia, research, conferences, visiting
scholar programs, and K-12 outreach. CKS provides research grants annually
to Berkeley faculty, awards postdoctoral fellowships to promising young
scholars in the field, and provides increasingly large numbers of graduate
fellowships. It maintains a busy visiting scholar program serving both
academics and other professionals. With recently expanded interest and
opportunities for the study with Korea, CKS is one of the fastest growing
area centers at Berkeley, serving as the focal point for organized research
activity on Korea on campus and in the region.
As the primary full-time staff administrator, the Program Director
develops, coordinates, and carries out, in consultation with the Center
Chair and associated faculty, the organized research activities and
programming agenda of the Center. S/he oversees all aspects of the
day-to-day operations of the Center, including organizing center
activities, leading staff, supervising student assistants, and serving as
liaison to management of the Institute of East Asian Studies.
In conjunction with the Chair, plan various lecture series, workshops, or
conferences. Help to conceive new topics for research or public
presentation, plan new programs or activities based on these topics, and
ensure their successful implementation. Seek new means to communicate
current research activities across campus and to the general community.
Implement Center programs, including weekly (or more frequent) colloquia;
weekly (or more frequent) visiting scholar meetings; special workshops and
conferences; annual regional symposia; annual fellowship competitions;
advanced language-tutoring programs; and visiting delegation receptions.
Manage the Visiting Scholar Program, which hosts between 20 and 30 Korean
visiting scholars annually.
Fundraising and Donor Relations:
Help to implement a long-term fundraising plan for the Center. Identify
institutional and private donors, keeping donors apprised of Center
activities and goal. Manage funding contributions to CKS. Work closely with
the CKS Chair and IEAS leadership on fundraising activities on behalf of
Grant Writing and Proposal Development:
Identify institutional grant opportunities for Korean studies, and work
with the Chair as appropriate to develop proposals for enhancing Korean
studies at the Berkeley campus. Solicit input and data from relevant
parties to coordinate grant proposals. Coordinate proposal approval process
with Campus Shared Services.
Establish and maintain ties with peer research institutions and
universities worldwide. Attend professional conferences, make site visits
to potential collaborative partners, make arrangements for visiting
delegations, and act as host for visiting professors or dignitaries at
Administration and Financial Management:
Work with the IEAS Associate Director, CKS Chair, and Campus Shared
Services analysts to manage long-term fiscal planning for Center
operations. Serve as the Center’s resource on University administrative
policies and guidelines, and interpret these policies for the Chair’s
understanding. Oversee business functions, including reimbursements for
travel and entertainment, purchasing, and other financial transactions.
Manage the content of the Center's website and maintain its physical
• Thorough knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work may
impact other areas.
• Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop
recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
• Thorough and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication
skills and presentation skills.
• Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures, or willingness to
• Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs.
• Knowledge of current programs and trends affecting Korea and Korean
• Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new
programs to meet organizational needs.
• Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work
assignments; i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
• Proficient in Korean, written and spoken.
*Salary & Benefits*
Annual Salary Range: $59,000 to $69,100, depending on experience and
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/
*Application Review Date*
The First Review Date for this job is: January 4, 2018.
In order to be fully considered, please submit your application by: January
Position will remain open until filled.
*How to Apply*
To apply, click here
search for Job ID 24357. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a
single attachment when applying.
*Conviction History Background*
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background
check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire
people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the
context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to
make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background
*Equal Employment Opportunity*
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected
veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative
action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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